YMCA Alexandria

Adults Health, Well-Being & Fitness Classes Offered at YMCA Alexandria

Cycling

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Cycling

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Our indoor group cycling classes will provide exciting cardio workouts suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Under the guidance of our nationally-certified instructors, participants simulate riding through various terrains by manipulating their resistance and pedaling speed.
 
 

Group Cardio Classes

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Boot Camp

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The class will utilize different types of training, from body weight & boxing-style exercises to boot camp & athletic-style exercises, in order to improve your body's function as one unit. It is intense and effective for all who put in 100%. If you are ready to take yourself mentally and physically to the next level, all you have to do is show up. Give your all, and gain your all.
 
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Step

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An upbeat, energetic class which focuses on utilizing an adjustable step. A dynamic, non-stop workout designed to give EVERY participant a cardiovascular challenge.
 
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Tai Chi

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Strengthen your spirit, mind, and body through focused movement; improving balance and reducing stress.
 
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Zumba

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The most entertaining way to get a sizzling cardio workout, you'll use the latest Latin dance moves to shimmy and shake up your workout! Join the party!
 
 

Martial Arts

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JuJitsu

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Jujitsu is the Japanese martial art of unarmed self-defense. Learn practical and effective defensive skills in a safe, family-friendly environment. 
 
 

Mind/Body

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Beginning Yoga

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This class is for the tentative beginner or those who need a very slow pace. Props and gentle postures help the student to find a way into comfortable practice. Emphasis is on body-mind awareness, breathing, joint mobilization, basic yoga postures, and relaxation. Suitable for seniors.
 
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Core & Stretch

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Work on your balance, strength, posture and flexibility while incorporating exercises that enhance your body's core. Experience the perfect mix of yoga-like movement with the Pilates-inspired conditioning necessary to strengthen and stretch your abdominals and back.
 
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Gentle Yoga

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A beginning/continuing level yoga class designed to gently work balance, flexibility, and inner focus.
 
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Hatha Flow

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Focus is on gradually stretching the body to increase muscle tone, suppleness and flexibility with use of simple props and adapted poses to energize the body. Salute the sun at daybreak; awaken the body by centering, stretching, and balancing.
 
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Pilates

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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and the breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements. Pilates is for those who want a firm, yet flexible body-whether you're out-of-shape or a trained athlete-and can be easily modified to individual body needs.
 
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Pilates Mat

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Strengthen your core and condition your body using the principles of Pilates. This class will take you through everything from strength to overall conditioning and stretching-everything you will need to align and strengthen posture.
 
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Pilates Reformer

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A pilates reformer machine takes your Pilates routine to the next level by providing additional resistance to your workout.  It also ensures that you are correctly positioned while going through the exercises.  Training can be one-on-one or partner training, and is accepted by appointment only.  Please stop by the front desk for more information on dates, times and if applicable, fees.
 
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PiYo

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PiYo is a unique athletic blend of strength training and core conditioning with a foundation in Pilates and Yoga.
 
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Power Yoga

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Postures, vinyasa, and breathing techniques of the Ashtanga system of yoga and incorporated into this class to develop better flexibility, strength, power, balance, relaxation, and movement patterns. Not for beginners.
 
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Yoga

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A low-impact, low-intensity workout designed for all ages to improve strength, flexibility and balance.
 
 

Muscular Strength Classes

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Bars, Bells & Benches

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This class includes a morning boot camp style routine using a mix of equipment. This equipment includes, but not limited to, body bras, dumbbells, your body weight, and more. Segments of cardio will keep you up and moving with the beat of the music.
 
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BodyPump

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BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weights inspire you to get the results you came for-and fast!
 
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Bootcamp

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Shape and tone your body with an extreme total-body workout. This no-nonsense strength training class is for men and women who want to get stronger, look better and feel healthier.
 
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Stability Ball

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A challenging ball class to offer a total body workout. A great way to strengthen your core, develop power and improve flexibility, muscle tone, balance, coordination, and body awareness.
 
 

Senior Programs at the Y

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Seniorcize

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An Aerobic class designed especially for seniors! Improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility with this fun class.
 
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Silver Sneakers

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Enjoy this fun, aerobic dance and strength training class!! Go at your own pace & feel great while increasing your flexibility and strength. Improve your balance, lose body fat and condition your cardiovascular system!
 
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Zumba Gold

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This easy to follow low impact class takes all of the fun and action from Zumba basic and tailors it to our active seniors.   Featured dances include Salsa, Cha-Cha, flamenco, tango, and many more.  Sedentary or wheelchair bound participants can join in the fun as workouts will be altered to fit special needs.   
 
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Zumba Toning

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This easy to follow low impact class takes all of the fun and action from Zumba basic and tailors it to our active seniors and includes the added challenge of weights.  Featured dances include Salsa, Cha-Cha, flamenco, tango, and many more.  Sedentary or wheelchair bound participants can join in the fun as workouts will be altered to fit special needs.   
 
 
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